Okay, this may actually be more of a vent, but there is a question as well! My daughter is 12.5 and likes to text on her ipod touch and chat on facebook as much as the next tween/teen. However, she enjoys this activity when she is home and her friends are elsewhere to keep in touch. Lately she has attended sleepovers or gone over to a friend's house to hang out, and found that her friends still just text and/or log in facebook. When she sees people in person, she would actually like to converse and do things.
So I'm wondering - is this typical for the age or just this group of friends? Do they grow out of it, hopefully soon? Must she expect that getting together with friends now means watching everyone type on their phone or ipod?
We've been thinking about having a group of girls over for a game day, pizza, and hang out but leave the electronics at home. Would this mark my poor kid as strange, or could it go over alright? We may need to limit get togethers to movies, or things on the move like hiking outside of cell range or something! :-)
Does it get better or worse as they get fully into their teens?